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CARROLL, Lewis [pseud. DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge].

The Game of Logic.

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London, MacMillan and Co, 1887

This is the first published edition of The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll, preceded only by a small private edition the previous year, reputedly around fifty copies that were suppressed by the Author.

J. Langton Clarke (1831- 1916), curate of Whitburn (officiating at the Christening of Carroll's cousin in October 1859); as well as an inventor, applying for six different patents. He became a friend of Carroll who photographed Clarke's eldest daughter, Margaret (born 1860), in fact Carroll wrote in his diary while staying at Whitburn; 'during a stay I took a good many photographs of the Wilcoxes, the Langton Clarkes.'

'The native acuteness and ingenuity of [Carroll's] intellect led him to devote much attention to formal logic, in whose intricate puzzles he delighted, and he almost seemed to have convinced himself that it was an engine for the discovery of new truth, instead of a means of detecting error--that

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First published edition, inscribed by the author on half-title 'J. Langton Clarke/from the author/Mar. 87'; 8vo; a few very light spots to front free endpapers and half-title, corner crease to p.59, not affecting text, upper hinge neatly repaired, else bright and clean; publishers red cloth gilt, a little worn, more evident to darkened spine, with the original printed and dated envelope containing the playing board and all nine counters, a very good and complete set; 96pp., [blank, 2pp. ads, blank].


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